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9 Interesting Facts About The Android Os

March 26, 2014, in Tech
Each day in the world added 1.5 million phones that use the operating system Android. To date, Android is the most popular operating system, the number of users already exceeded 800 million people in 165 countries.
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1. History of Android

In 2002, the founders of Google attended the lecture of Andy Rubin on the development of software for the tablet T-Mobile Sidekick. This topic interested them so that Google bought Andy launches and making him director of Google mobile platforms.

2. Number of Android phones

Every second smartphone in the world is powered by Android.

3. Android applications

At the beginning of 2014 in Android-Market have 15 billion applications for devices running on Android. 85% of this number - games, and 15% - different programs.

4. Propagation velocity of Android

20 million devices based on operating system Android sold every month, this mean that every second, 8 devices with Android has new owners.

5. User audience

According to statistics, the main audience that uses OS Android are men around 30 years old. This is not surprising, since Android is translated as "male".

6. Android versions

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All versions of Android are named based on the favorite food of a programmer working on the creation of the operating system:

1.5 – Cupcake
1.6 – Donut
2.0 – Eclair
2.1 – Froyo
2.3 – Gingerbread
3.0 – Honeycomb
4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich
4.1, 4,2 и 4,3 - Jelly Bean
4.4 – KitKat

7. Android Performance

Performance and capacity of an average smartphone Android OS is equal to the power and performance of the system used by NASA for landing spacecraft Apollo expedition to the lunar surface 50 years ago.

8. Minimum requirements.

The official website of Android still do not published minimum requirements for the device that could run on this operating system.

9. Android core

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Android OS is based on Linux and today they both are actively developing.
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